May 12, 2017

Mother's Day Weekend Plans

The weekend again...And a special one at that! We have a lot of fun things planned for this second weekend in May. Friday night we are hoping our friends are able to come over for a movie night. We have this movie, The Founder...about Ray Kroc, the man who turned McDonald's into a worldwide, billion dollar empire. And because we want to be thematic, we should have McDonald's while we watch, don't you agree?

Saturday looks to be chilly and rainy, so I am planning on completing my last major clean out of the season...the linen closet. If I get brave, I may take some pictures and do a before and after. : ) We have mass in the late afternoon, followed by dinner with my sweet, sweet mother. We are taking her out for a nice dinner to celebrate her and how much we love her.

Sunday is Mother's Day. I can't be sure, but I have heard rumors of a special breakfast being made just for me. I am hoping it might be some of Flynn's special pancakes. We have a birthday party for Flynn's good friend in the afternoon, followed by a quiet night and a special dessert made just for me by my Peyton Rose. We will end our special weekend with that yummy dessert while we watch The Miss USA Pageant.

That is how we plan on spending this weekend my friends. Here is a look at the past week here in our country home...

I am happy to report I am still taking my early morning walks...

And enjoying them more and more.

So far, our spring has been "meh" as the kids would say...

But we have had a few warm, sunny days scattered among the chilly, rainy ones.

Forgive this horrible, low quality phone pic, but it was early and I didn't have my glasses!
I still wanted to document our little tadpoles that have hatched and are currently swimming around.

Now these.
These were made from leftover dough.
From this...

Remember last weekend I told you our friend was coming over and he and Peyton were going to make her first ever cheesecake???

Well he did.
And they did.
And it was AMAZING!!!!!

So here it is.
It was a super creamy, delicious cheesecake with an Oreo crust and homemade chocolate chip cookie dough inside.
I have never made a cheesecake.
I never will.
Because now my Peyton can!

Here is a photo of the amazing bakers...
Peyton and our friend...who also happens to be our parish priest and pastor...Fr. Ross.
Next up for these two?
A super decadent looking chocolate cake!

My little Flynn likes to draw.
And this is what she draws.
And it makes my heart happy.

To all you mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, mother figures...those wanting to be, and those waiting to be...

Happy and Blessed Mother's Day!
Have a wonderful weekend with your people!!!


  1. Billie Jo, that cheesecake is beautiful! What a wonderful first try! And a chocolate one to come? Fabulous! I'm glad you are enjoying your morning walks. You certainly have a lovely place to walk. Have a wonderful Mother's Day, my friend. ♥

  2. I hope you have a Beautiful Mother's Day Weekend. Awesome job on the cheesecake. I love my morning walks!

  3. Yum on that cheesecake, and the cookies arent bad either! lol Hope you have a lovely Mother's Day and enjoy being with your family.

  4. Be brave my friend, be brave and take those photos, giggling. A very Happy Mothers Day to you.

  5. Oh my gosh. Flynn's picture is PERFECTION. Your house and the swing set? Seriously, what else do you need before Mother's Day? (Okay special pancakes and dessert are allowed as well!) How neat that your parish is blessed with two great bakers! Happy Mother's Day!

  6. Peyton's cheesecake looks amazing!
    Happy Mothers Day!!

  7. WTG Peyton! That Cheesecake looks amazing. and I love little Flynn's photo. Happy Mother's Day My Friend, I hope you have an amazing day!

  8. Hi Billie Jo~

    Sounds like a perfect week-end!!

    Give your mother a hug for me...and have her hug you from me! Eat yumminess until you just can't beat anymore, love your sweet family, and have a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!


  9. Flynn's drawing of home... with the swingset... my heart skipped a beat! Happy mothers day my friend!

  10. What a beautiful view you get on your morning walks. I hope you have an amazing Mothers Day weekend!!!

  11. Happy Mother's Day, Billie Jo! Did you enjoy the movie? My husband and I watched it and found it very interesting. Ray Kroc was not the nicest guy, was he? I felt sorry for the original McDonald guys. Enjoy your pancakes and special treats! ♥

  12. I love it all! That cheesecake looks amazing!!! I was thinking of you last night when I was watching Miss USA! : )


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Billie Jo